A bit about me...
I guess I am not very well-known to the public, so to speak, so I thought it might
be a good idea to get to know me. Well, where do I begin? I am blessed so let me
count the ways. I have a great husband, two amazing kids, plus two dogs and a cat
-- all of which I am crazy about! I have more great family that I will talk about
further as well as the best church family on earth.
I love all of the uniquely beautiful seasons that we Ohioans have the privilege
of experiencing and can honestly say I am enjoying the nicer, sunnier weather after
a rather long winter season. I also love books, bookstores, libraries, and reading,
of course. I enjoy cooking and collecting cookbooks, however, my favorite items
to collect are Longaberger baskets and pottery. My two wonderful sisters got me
started, and we enjoy collecting and shopping together to add pieces here and there.
I love the country and the simple life. I am not “silk and satin” but rather “flannel
and fleece”! I hate to dress up and fuss over clothes, which explains my blue jeans
most days. If I sound boring, it’s because I probably am! I do not seek the limelight
but can rather be found avoiding it! I love working with the kids in our prep school
on missions and other projects that involve service to a cause. Education, missions
and special needs advocacy are the passions that inspire me in ways that will also
be discussed in detail.
My greatest passion, however, is being a mom and nothing brings greater challenge,
joy, contentment, or treasure. I also love my many other titles but being an aunt
and great aunt to my two beautiful nieces, six handsome nephews, and two gorgeous
baby girls are two of my favorites. Well, I’ve skipped around and probably sound
scattered but don’t like talking about myself. I think the best way to know a person
is through their living example. As Paul said, “We are epistles known and read of
all men.” I want my life to be well-written and well-read. I pray it is a compelling
story that inspires others or simply blesses their day. I am just another pilgrim
trying to find their way and wanting to be a true Christian while on the quest.
I have always wanted to have the heart of Mother Teresa, the domestic skills of
Martha Stewart, and the mind of Margaret Mead, with the love and generosity of my
grandma. I really shot for the stars on that one! Well, I am left with just me and
what I know for sure - that God loves me where I am and will be my tour-guide on
this trip called life! Fasten your seat belts - it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!